11 December HPOS access changes from DHS December 11, 2018 By Miranda Grace Announcement, Department of Human Services HPOS access changes 0 From 1 December 2018, delegations in HPOS will automatically expire after a 12-month period. After the 12-month period, providers will need to renew their delegates’ access or the delegate will need to request delegate access. From 1 December 2018, delegations in HPOS will automatically expire after a 12-month period. After the 12-month period, providers will need to renew their delegates’ access or the delegate will need to request delegate access. To help with this change: administrative staff can now submit a request for delegation access or renewal to a provider for their approval a delegation period can be set for any specified time limit up to a maximum of 12 months. All HPOS users will now have their access to HPOS suspended after 6 months of inactivity. The first suspensions will begin on 1 March 2019, meaning that if you haven’t accessed HPOS since September, your access will be suspended. To keep your access active, log on to HPOS and access your services at least once every 6 months. If you’re a delegate, your activity also keeps your provider’s access active. If your access is suspended, you can reactivate it by logging on to HPOS and selecting Reactivate Access to HPOS. This will come up when you try to log on. Related Changes to Health Professional Online Services (HPOS) – September In response to the recommendation made by the ‘Independent Review of Health Providers' Access to Medicare Card Numbers’ the following changes will be made to HPOS in September. Changes to Health Professional Online Services (HPOS) The Department of Human Services has released important information outlining changes to the Health Professionals Online Services (HPOS) in December to support the recommendations outlined in the Independent Review. Specific MBS Changes from 1 November Visit the Department of Human Services website for news of specific MBS changes beginning on 1 November. Independent review of health providers’ access to Medicare card numbers This review examined access by Health professionals to Medicare card numbers by using the Health Professional Online Services (HPOS) system or by calling the Department of Human Services. Improved Medicare Compliance: Changes to Legislation On 1 July 2018 changes occured to the Health Insurance Act 1973, the Dental Benefits Act 2008 and the National Health Act 1953, through the Health Legislation Amendment (Improved Medicare Compliance and Other Measures) Act 2018 (the Act). 1 July 2018 MBS Changes The Department of Human Health adds 1 July 2018 Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) changes to our health professional education resources. Comments are closed.